Belvoir Castle Gardens
Discover Belvoir Castle and Castle
The gardens have undergone several changes over the centuries, the latest being a two year programme that saw the Duchess and team bring the lost plants of Capability Brown to fruition. There are many new walks, for both able and less able visitors, through formal gardens on the castle terrace and into the woodland through the Japanese, Duchess's and Hermits gardens. A circuitous three-mile walk along the Duke's walk, takes in all the gardens and views and brings you back to the castle.
Belvoir Castle gardens date from 1800 and surround the rustic summerhouse. The gardens have been lovingly restored to their original beauty, set in a natural amphitheater with fresh water springs, lawns and small architectural features, carefully planned to ensure plants bloom all year round. There is a Victorian rose garden overlooked by the Broad Walk, and Belvoir hosts the tallest yew tree in Britain at a remarkable 29 meters. The gardens on the terraces below the castle were originally the creation of the 5th Duke's wife Elizabeth in the early 19 century. Walk ways were carved through 8 acres of new woodlands, lawns were laid and flower beds planted.